SOURCE: Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services

September 07, 2016 15:45 ET

Decade of Data on Organ Donation and Transplantation to Be Released: Technical Briefing

10-Year Report Shows Progress in Canada

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) -

WHAT: Canadian Blood Services and partners from the Canadian Organ Donation and Transplant Network will provide a technical overview of a 10-year report on organ donation and transplantation in Canada. The briefing will be held under embargo and in advance of the report's official release on Sept. 9 (a separate advisory will follow).

The technical briefing will focus on data in the report -- which includes the most current donation and transplantation statistics -- and will take a closer look at the report's key findings. Following the briefing, a moderated question period will take place.

The presentation will take place in English. However, if there are French questions, a medical expert will be available to provide answers.

WHO: Kimberly Young, Director, Donation and Transplantation, Canadian Blood Services

Dr. Peter Nickerson, Medical Advisor, Donation and Transplantation, Canadian Blood Services, and Professor of Medicine and Immunology/Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Dr. Sam Shemie, Medical Advisor, Deceased Donation, Canadian Blood Services, and Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University

Dr. David Landsberg, Chair, Living Donation Advisory Committee

Norman Kneteman, Chair, Organ Donation and Transplantation Expert Advisory Committee

WHEN: Thursday Sept. 8, 2016 at 2:15 p.m. EDT

WHERE: To register for the technical briefing (via webinar), followed by a moderated Q&A session, please sign-up by visiting:
Upon registration you will be sent embargoed copies of the report and highlights.

About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec). We operate an integrated, pan-Canadian service delivery model that includes leading an interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation. Our national scope, infrastructure and governance make us unique in the Canadian healthcare landscape. Canadian Blood Services is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization.

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Contact Information

    Canadian Blood Services
    TEL. 1-877-709-7773